The Schools Challenge

Co-organized by Junior Achievement Hong Kong (JAHK) and J.P.Morgan, The Schools Challenge – Innovating for Tomorrow @Kowloon East is a STEM-focused social innovation program for junior secondary students. The program aims to broaden students’ interest and learning of various STEM disciplines, and encourage them to co-create innovative solutions that help transform Kowloon East into a pioneer smart city in Hong Kong. Throughout the 7-month program, each team (6-7 students) will be mentored by J.P. Morgan business volunteers and supported by university student volunteers.

Program length: Approx. 43 learning hours over 7 months

Target Participants: Form 2 to Form 3 students

Class Size: 6-7  students will form a team

Language: Cantonese (supplemented by English)

Program format: Students will participate in visits and workshops organised by JA, including startups and community visits, and workshops on STEM, pitching, English presentation and writing, career aspiration, project management skill, etc. They will also have 4 mentoring sessions with volunteer mentors and university student volunteers.

Date: From March to July 2024

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